In 1975, Connecticut made the sperm whale its official state animal, as a symbol of conservation. The following year, a group of volunteers from the Connecticut Cetacean Society spent over 5,000 hours building a life-size, 60-foot, ferro-cement model of a male sperm whale, on the grounds of the Children's Museum in West Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Director of the project was Robbins Barstow, who filmed this dramatic, home-made documentary.
August 30, 2009 Subject:
The Building of 'CONNY' - Life-Size Sperm Whale Model
In this important and historical work Robbins documents the naming of Connecticut's state animal in 1975- the Sperm whale. Then he goes on to document the building process used to make this one-of-a-kind 60 foot, fero cement, life-size model of an adult sperm whale, teeth, glass eyes, and very much more, what a project; all done with volunteer labor by the Connecticut Cetacean Society. Throughout, Robbins effortlessly ties in the beauty & appreciation for the living whale and need for its protection. Besides being behind the camera & narrating, he was serving as volunteer Executive Director of this whale society. I say a big thank you! for your global efforts to make this a better world.
January 6, 2009 Subject:
1st Class home-made documentary.
Marvellous! A very interesting 'how it was done' film documenting the remarkable efforts of a group of whale friendly volunteers from Connecticut, as they construct 'CONNY' a Life-Size Model of a Sperm Whale. I congratulate! You all. As they say down there, in them there parts, WHALES ALIVE FOREVER!!!
July 19, 2008 Subject:
just a note..